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Measured drawings of the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli (or Caroline Aqueduct), Valle di Maddaloni, near Caserta: section and elevation of the principal bay and two bays to its left

RIBA85984
Vanvitelli, Luigi (1700-1773)
NOTES: This aqueduct was constructed to bring water to the royal palace at Caserta. It was 38 km long, largely underground. The 'bridge' segment illustrated here is some 529 metres long and is 7 km from Caserta.

Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard: elevation

RIBA95433
NOTES: This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Topographical drawing of the Pont du Gard, Nimes

RIBA99060
NOTES: Spiers exhibited a drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1890 entitled 'The Pont du Gard, Nismes' [sic] (no. 1351). It is possible that this is the exhibited drawing.

Arch of Claudius, Rome

RIBA125921
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Le Antichita Romane (Rome, 1756), vol. I, pl. XII, fig. II NOTES: The Arch of Claudius was a triumphal arch built as a conversion of one of the arches of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct.
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